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Paul Mayer is a guest blogger. He operates under the name "ToolMetrix" (because of his passion for detailed tool analysis) and his work can be found on his: YouTube Channel: (youtube.com/c/ToolMetrix) Instagram Feed: (instagram.com/ToolMetrix) Facebook Page: (facebook.com/ToolMetrix)
Turning a Large Cherry Burl
By Paul Mayer on September 13, 2021

Woodturners have a powerful craving for beautiful burls. We can’t walk through the forest, or heck, even drive down the road without being...

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Make a Wooden Beard/Mustache Comb the Easy and Safe Way
By Paul Mayer on August 30, 2021

Perhaps it’s due to the pandemic, or the hipster movement, but whatever the cause it seems that there is a resurgence of facial hair growth. As a...

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Turn a Unique Grill Scraper
By Paul Mayer on August 23, 2021

I find that many of my woodworking project ideas are related to food and cooking; cutting boards, bread slicing guides, bottle openers, etc. In...

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How to Induce Spalting in Wood
By Paul Mayer on August 9, 2021

Spalted wood can produce beautiful turned projects because it adds a bit of flair to a piece of wood that might otherwise be rather drab. Spalting...

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Make a Unique Bread Slicing Guide
By Paul Mayer on July 26, 2021

If you have a bread lover in your life you will want to make one of these simple slicing guides that allows you to cut a perfect slice of bread...

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Turning and Laser Engraving A Large, 19" Serving Tray
By Paul Mayer on July 12, 2021

The reason that I love owning a massive lathe with a large swing capacity is that it gives me the ability to turn large, gnarly chunks of wood...

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How To Choose The Right Table Saw
By Paul Mayer on June 28, 2021

For most woodworkers, a good table saw is the first piece of equipment that they acquire, because it’s an essential tool for providing accuracy,...

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DIY Summertime Beer Tote
By Paul Mayer on June 14, 2021

As we move into the summer months, my project ideas seem to gravitate to projects which support warm weather activities. My friend Dave likes to...

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Turn a Magnetic Bottle Opener Without a Hardware Kit
By Paul Mayer on May 31, 2021

Here’s a bottle opener with a unique design that you can quickly produce in quantities. The cute little opener costs virtually nothing to make,...

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Four Advantages of a European Style Table Saw Fence
By Paul Mayer on May 10, 2021

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in my shop with the Laguna Fusion F2 and F3 table saws, and in the process I was introduced to...

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